Athena Ascending Review
If you loved Rise of Athena but bigger wins, then Athena Ascending is the slot for you. As the sequel to Play'n GO's Rise of Athena, this slot contains everything you could ever want in the slot with massive wins and stunning designs.
However, we could not help but realise that the visuals and gameplay are eerie similar to the previous game. Despite this, Athena Ascending seems to have a lot to offer players and is worth giving a spin if you love mythical slots.
This slot takes place in front of the Altar of the Twelve Gods. Athena's statue stands centre with various pits of fire surrounding it. One interesting note is that Athena's statute is identical to the previous game which does feel a little bit lazy.
As for the designs of the symbols, these are again copied over from the previous game. You'll find Athena, Pegasus, helmets, tapestries and owls. That's not to say that these do not look stunning, but it's a little frustrating that they are just copied over.
The music is nothing too overly ambitious with a generic score playing throughout. Again, that's not to say that it's bad as there are some triumphant moments with the music, but the music has definitely been heard elsewhere.
Athena Ascending contains eerie similar gameplay to Rise of Athena. Firstly, the owl is the scatter who triggers free spins in both games and the wilds are sticky multipliers.
However, it's worth mentioning that in Athena Ascending, you can only gain up to 5 free spins but you can go up to 12 in Rise of Athena. It's strange that this has been lowered as a sequel is supposed to be bigger and better.
Despite this, the multipliers have been improved going up to x4 and having the chance to combine to reach up to x64. There are little enhancements but nothing too difficult to understand.
Play'n GO decided the series needed a little boost with the win potential. This is why the maximum win has been improved from 5,000x to 10,000x the stake in the sequel.
With higher multipliers, this is how bigger wins can be gained. Ultimately, you can achieve multipliers of up to x64 during free spins with the sticky wild multipliers.
As for the other statistics, this slot contains high volatility gameplay leading to larger wins but less often. This is accompanied by a decent RTP of 96.20% which falls above the average standard.
For a sequel no one really asked for, Athena Ascending is a worthy addition to Play'n GO's catalogue. There is nothing complicated going on in the slot but that does not equate to boring gameplay.
Throughout the slot, you'll encounter free spins and multipliers leading to the greatest rewards of up to 10,000x the stake. Our only criticism is that we wished Play'n GO added more to the slot to make it even better for players!
Despite this, Athena Ascending is a simple, fun and elegant slot from Play'n GO. We can't wait to see what Athena does next and you'll feel the same after playing Athena Ascending.